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11/21/2014 | Change leading Fresno to return to roots
When the Giants chose not to renew their Player Development Contract with the Grizzlies, the Fresno front office found an opportunity to embrace the Central Valley's true heritage.

11/20/2014 | Padres swap Fuentes for lefty Bartsch
With just hours to go until Thursday's 40-man roster deadline, the Padres traded their No. 14 prospect Reymond Fuentes to the Royals for relief pitcher Kyle Bartsch.

11/20/2014 | Report: Kukuk arrested for role in robbery
Red Sox left-handed pitching prospect Cody Kukuk was arrested and is being held for an alleged home-invasion robbery, according to the <i>Lawrence (Kansas) Journal-World.</i>

11/20/2014 | Venerable Missions get new look for 2015
The San Antonio Missions unveiled new logos and uniforms Thursday afternoon during an event staged at the most famous San Antonio mission of them all: The Alamo.

11/20/2014 | Notable prospects added to 40-man rosters
Miguel Sano, Noah Syndergaard, Blake Swihart and Jameson Taillon were among those protected by their clubs by making the roster before Thursday's deadline.

11/20/2014 | Moya, Ziomek claw way up Tigers system
Slugger Steven Moya and lefty Kevin Ziomek were candidates for a Breakout Prospect MiLBY Award, and Detroit has plenty of promising arms and outfielders in its system.

11/19/2014 | Top Braves prospect Peraza added to roster
Jose Peraza, who batted .339 between Class A Advanced Lynchburg and Double-A Mississippi this year, was added to Atlanta's 40-man roster Wednesday.

11/19/2014 | Lindor, Urshela among Indians' standouts
The continued progress of top prospect Francisco Lindor and the breakout season by Giovanny Urshela led to both infielders being among the Indians' 2014 Organization All-Stars.

11/19/2014 | Kandilas aims for return to Minors via ABL
For the first time since he signed with Colorado seven years ago, David Kandilas is a free agent, but while the outfielder's phone isn't ringing off the hook just yet, his hot start in Sydney is likely to make MLB clubs take notice.

11/18/2014 | Mariners hire Listach to take over Rainiers
After coaching third base for Houston, former Iowa skipper Pat Listach will return to the Pacific Coast League after being hired by the Mariners to manage Tacoma.

11/18/2014 | Outfielders Alexander, McQuown suspended
Former Oakland Minor League outfielders Dayton Alexander and Ben McQuown received lengthy suspensions Tuesday after testing positive for banned drugs.

11/18/2014 | Hannemann on a mission to make Cubs
After spending two years on a Mormon mission trip, Jacob Hannemann broke out at BYU and has emerged as a notable Cubs outfield prospect.

11/17/2014 | Braves get Jenkins in four-player deal
St. Louis acquired outfielder Jason Heyward and reliever Jordan Walden from Atlanta in exchange for right-handers Shelby Miller and Tyrell Jenkins on Monday.

11/17/2014 | Sox's Wilkins breaks out with career year
Andy Wilkins had a breakout year with the lumber in 2014, leading all White Sox players with 30 homers and 85 RBIs. He's part of a talented crop of prospects moving through the system.

11/16/2014 | Cubs deal Vizcaino to Braves for La Stella
The Braves are reuniting with an old friend after trading infielder Tommy La Stella to the Cubs on Sunday for right-hander Arodys Vizcaino and international bonus slot money.

11/15/2014 | Rosario leads way as Rafters win AFL title
Twins prospect Eddie Rosario missed the cycle by a triple during a four-hit performance Saturday as Salt River captured the AFL championship with a 14-7 win over Peoria.

11/15/2014 | Bird's big autumn nets AFL MVP Award
Yankees prospect Greg Bird was honored with the Joe Black Award as the Arizona Fall League's Most Valuable Player. He batted .313 with six home runs.

11/14/2014 | Rays get Velazquez, Williams from D-backs
The Rays added two more prospects Friday night, acquiring shortstop Andrew Velazquez and outfielder Justin Williams from the D-backs for right-hander Jeremy Hellickson.

11/14/2014 | Giants' No. 4 prospect Mejia suspended
Giants Minor League left-hander Adalberto Mejia and free agent righty Luis Morel were suspended on Friday after both tested positive for banned substances.

11/14/2014 | Brewers acquire Wren in Braves swap
The Milwaukee Brewers acquired the Braves' No. 17 prospect in outfielder Kyle Wren on Friday in exchange for right-handed starter Zach Quintana.

11/14/2014 | Cardinals place a premium on versatility
The St. Louis farm system might be overshadowed by the franchise's big league success, but the up-and-coming core aims to continue that success by being extremely adaptable.

11/13/2014 | Blue Jays' Berti belts in Solar Sox capper
Toronto infield prospect Jon Berti went 3-for-5 with a three-run homer in Mesa's 4-4 tie with Glendale in the final game of the AFL regular season Thursday afternoon.

11/13/2014 | O'Conner, Peoria capture AFL West crown
Rays prospect Justin O'Conner clubbed his first home run of the fall as Peoria clinched the Arizona Fall League West Division with a 5-2 victory over Surprise on Thursday.

11/13/2014 | Judge, Bichette lead Scottsdale in finale
Yankees prospects Aaron Judge and Dante Bichette Jr. combined for five hits and three RBIs as the Scorpions bested the Rafters, 8-5, on the final day of the AFL season.

11/13/2014 | Prospect Q&A: Sweeney out to prove value
Darnell Sweeney went from unranked to being's No. 13 prospect in the Dodgers system, but the 23-year-old infielder sees more work to be done.

11/13/2014 | Jays acquire second base prospect Travis
After the Tigers had Devon Travis move from second base to the outfield, they traded the 23-year-old prospect to the Blue Jays on Wednesday for speedy outfielder Anthony Gose.

11/13/2014 | Esposito's late triple fuels Glendale rally
Orioles infield prospect Jason Esposito cracked a two-run triple with two outs in the ninth inning to lift the Desert Dogs a 5-4 win over the Rafters on Wednesday.

11/12/2014 | Solar Sox's Towey slugs walk-off homer
Angels prospect Cal Towey smacked a walk-off homer in the 11th inning on Wednesday afternoon as Mesa outlasted Peoria, 6-5, in the Arizona Fall League.

11/12/2014 | Kivlehan plates four for AFL RBI lead
With a two-run triple and a two-RBI single, No. 6 Seattle prospect Patrick Kivlehan took the AFL RBI lead as Surprise blanked Scottsdale, 8-0, on Wednesday.

11/12/2014 | In Syracuse, iconic Durkin can sell it all
Long-time Syracuse vendor Jim Durkin has been a familiar sight at Chiefs games for decades after a ballpark bet about 60 years ago led to a lifetime of meeting fans and discovering fun ways to sell souvenirs.

11/12/2014 | Bucs system bolstered by Polanco, Glasnow
Outfielder Gregory Polanco and Pitcher of the Year Tyler Glasnow led a Pittsburgh system that continues to graduate high-ceiling prospects to the Majors.

11/11/2014 | ABL's Aces draw on diverse prospect group
This year in the Australian Baseball League, the Melbourne Aces hope a mix of promising homegrown talent will join a diverse array of Minor League imports to bring the Claxton Shield back to Victoria.

11/11/2014 | Desert Dogs' Sweeney homers, plates five
Sweeney went 3-for-5 with a homer, a double and five RBIs as the visiting Glendale Desert Dogs beat the Scottsdale Scorpions, 8-4, in Arizona Fall League action on Tuesday.

11/11/2014 | Coyle's breakout day backs Saguaros' win
Red Sox infield prospect Sean Coyle homered in his second straight Arizona Fall League multi-hit game Tuesday, helping Surprise hold off Mesa, 5-1.

11/11/2014 | Bohn goes all the way on unusual AFL play
Marlins shortstop Justin Bohn smacked an inside-the-park homer after Kes Carter fell over the right-field fence in Salt River's 4-4 tie against Peoria on Tuesday.

11/11/2014 | Twins catcher Real suspended 50 games
Elizabethton Twins catcher Alex Real was suspended for 50 games Tuesday after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance.

11/11/2014 | Renfroe, DeSclafani get AFL weekly awards
Padres No. 4 prospect Hunter Renfroe and Marlins No. 3 prospect Anthony DeSclafani were named Arizona Fall League Player and Pitcher of the Week for Week 5.

11/11/2014 | Teen De Leon's stock rises in Lone Star State
Michael De Leon was the lesser-known of four teenage prospects signed in the Dominican Republic last summer, but he's already shown the potential to be the best of the quartet.

11/10/2014 | Carter plates half of Peoria's runs in rout
Tampa Bay outfield prospect Kes Carter drove in five runs and came within a double of hitting for the cycle during Peoria's 10-4 win over Surprise in the Arizona Fall League.

11/10/2014 | Casteel's doubles lift Rafters to AFL clinch
Colorado prospect Ryan Casteel delivered a pair of doubles as Salt River downed Scottsdale, 8-4, to clinch the East Division title and a spot in the AFL title game.

11/10/2014 | O's Davies sharp in third AFL victory
Zach Davies held Mesa to one hit over four innings for his third Arizona Fall League victory and Steven Moya slugged his fifth home run in Glendale's 5-2 win Monday.

11/10/2014 | Resurgent Coulter leads Brewers' stars
Clint Coulter led Brewers Minor Leaguers with 22 homers and 89 RBIs while Tyler Wagner compiled an organization-best 1.86 ERA to lead a new group of Milwaukee stars in 2014.

11/08/2014 | Turner paces Sags' hot-hitting offense
Trea Turner went 5-for-5 with four runs scored and fellow Padres prospect Hunter Renfroe collected five RBIs on Saturday as Surprise routed Mesa, 11-4, in the Arizona Fall League.

11/08/2014 | For Anderson, the hits keep on coming
Following a regular season that was shortened by a wrist injury, Tim Anderson is thriving in the Arizona Fall League. On Saturday, he had three hits in Glendale's 5-1 win over Scottsdale.

11/08/2014 | Dozier delivers in clutch for Javelinas
Royals prospect Hunter Dozier had two hits, including a go-ahead RBI single in the eighth inning, as Peoria rallied past Salt River, 7-4, in the Arizona Fall League.

11/07/2014 | Bucs batterymates lead Scorpions in duel
Joely Rodriguez pitched four scoreless innings and fellow Pirates prospect and batterymate Elias Diaz had two hits and scored the lone run Friday in Scottsdale's 1-0 win over Glendale.

11/07/2014 | Howard caps season with strong AFL finish
Months after pitching in the College World Series, Reds No. 5 prospect Nick Howard turned his Fall League stats around to help Surprise beat Mesa, 5-2 on Friday.

11/07/2014 | O'Brien slugs; O'Conner, Wilson play spoiler
D-backs prospect Peter O'Brien homered twice for Salt River on Friday, but Justin O'Conner (3-for-4) and Jacob Wilson (walk-off single) gave Peoria a 5-4 Arizona Fall League win.

11/07/2014 | Bisons look north of border for new fans
The International League's connection to Canada lives on with the Buffalo Bisons -- Triple-A affiliate of the Blue Jays -- who accept Canadian currency, serve poutine and sing "O Canada" before every ballgame.

11/07/2014 | Robertson keeps Mesa alive in AFL race
Mesa rallied for a tie in the ninth inning, and top Athletics prospect Daniel Robertson lifted a sacrifice fly in the top of the 10th inning as the Solar Sox edged the Salt River Rafters, 4-2.

11/06/2014 | Reds boast strength at lower levels, pitching
In 2014, the Reds saw their Triple-A and Double-A affiliates struggle, but their lower-level teams excelled, and individual prospects like Ben Lively and Jesse Winker had great seasons.

11/06/2014 | Lindor comes through in Javelinas' victory
Francisco Lindor, the top Cleveland prospect and No. 4 prospect in baseball, went 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored in Peoria's 5-3 win over Scottsdale.

11/06/2014 | De Leon delivers in big way during Sags win
Rangers 17-year-old shortstop prospect Michael De Leon went 2-for-4 with a double and four RBIs to lead Surprise to a 6-3 win over Glendale in the Arizona Fall League.

11/05/2014 | Lambson finds success in familiar place
Returning to his college stomping grounds, Astros prospect Mitch Lambson posted another strong Arizona Fall League outing Wednesday as Salt River topped Scottsdale, 8-4.

11/05/2014 | Sappington dealt from Angels to Rays
The Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday acquired right-handed pitching prospect Mark Sappington from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim for reliever Cesar Ramos.

11/05/2014 | Berti brings big bat in Solar Sox rout
Blue Jays prospect Jon Berti homered and reached base five times from the top of the lineup Wednesday afternoon to lead the Mesa to an 11-2 win over Glendale.

11/05/2014 | Winker, Saguaros come back for victory
Cincinnati outfielder Jesse Winker helped Surprise cap a four-run eighth inning as part of a come-from-behind rally in a 5-3 win over Peoria.

11/05/2014 | Angels pick up Tropeano, Perez for Conger
In need of starting pitching depth, the Angels traded away catcher Hank Conger in exchange for Astros right-hander Nick Tropeano and Triple-A catcher Carlos Perez.

11/05/2014 | Lauded hitters lead Cubs Org All-Stars
The Cubs' system featured a number of bats that could have an impact in the Majors, many of which made it onto our Cubs Organizational All-Star list.

11/05/2014 | Vogelbach ends slump, plates three
Dan Vogelbach snapped out of an 0-for-9 slump with two hits, including a three-run double, as Mesa held on for a 3-1 victory over Salt River on Tuesday night.

11/04/2014 | Cardinals' Wilson continues hot AFL run
St. Louis' No. 19 prospect Jacob Wilson notched his third multi-hit game in his last four contests Tuesday as Peoria defeated Scottsdale, 5-2, in the AFL.

11/04/2014 | Moya mashes another AFL home run
Left-handed slugger Steven Moya hit southpaws well during the regular season and continued to mash with a homer off a lefty as Glendale beat Surprise, 7-3, in Arizona Fall League action.

11/04/2014 | Angels set to ink Cuban prospect Baldoquin
The Angels have made a big splash on the international market, agreeing to an $8 million signing bonus with Cuban middle infielder Roberto Baldoquin, the player told

11/04/2014 | Yanks' Judge, Rays' Schultz earn AFL honors
Yankees No. 5 prospect Aaron Judge and Rays right-handed hurler Jaime Schultz were named the Arizona Fall League Player and Pitcher of the Week.

11/04/2014 | Rays contribute quickly to ABL's Bandits
Led by catcher Maxx Tissenbaum, a quartet of Tampa Bay Rays prospects contributed in big ways to the Brisbane Bandits during the Australian Baseball League's first weekend of action.

11/04/2014 | Trade talk: How prospects handle the change
Whether you're a featured prospect in a blockbuster deal or a "player to be named later," getting traded mid-year means transitioning on the fly. Addison Russell, Peter O'Brien and others discuss the experience.

11/04/2014 | Mesa's Smith stars early in pitching duel
No. 18 Angels prospect Nate Smith scattered five hits and struck out six without issuing a walk over five shutout innings Monday as the Solar Sox fell to the Rafters, 1-0.

11/03/2014 | Renfroe samples different homers in rout
Hunter Renfroe hit one ball over the fence and raced around the bases for another during Surprise's 19-6 win at Glendale. He amassed three hits and five RBIs.

11/03/2014 | Leonard pops pair in Javelinas' victory
Rays' first-base prospect Patrick Leonard clubbed his first two Arizona Fall League homers to help Peoria down Scottsdale, 6-5, on Monday afternoon.

11/03/2014 | Gallo powers Rangers Organization All-Stars
Joey Gallo finished second in the Minors with 42 homers and leads this year's Rangers Organization All-Stars, a crop that includes catcher Jorge Alfaro and right-hander Alex Gonzalez.

11/02/2014 | Bradley, Quinn spark Fall Stars victory
After injury-shortened seasons, D-backs top prospect Archie Bradley and Phillies No. 5 prospect Roman Quinn helped the East top the West on Saturday in the AFL Fall Stars Game.